Director and Chief Curator

Job description

Job no: 498229
Department: Creative Arts College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

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Advertised: 12 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Job Title:

Director and Chief Curator

Job Summary:

The JEFFREY HORRELL `75 AND RODNEY ROSE DIRECTOR OF THE ART MUSEUM provides active oversight for all aspects of Art Museum operations, from physical plant to personnel, exhibitions, programming, and marketing.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Manage and oversee the daily operations of the Art Museum; implement museum policies and procedures in accordance with current university guidelines and professional best practices; manage budgeted and endowed accounts; approve of departmental expenditures; conduct regular staff meetings to coordinate upcoming exhibitions and events; participate in divisional and university committees as well as advisory groups; conduct tours and provide lectures about collections and exhibitions; provide specialized advice about art and collecting; work with current and prospective donors; coordinate, implement and review long-range planning strategies for the Art Museum; maintain personnel files for unclassified staff, including annual reviews and salary recommendations; conduct annual reviews of classified staff; maintain accreditation with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree (MA or MFA) in arts or humanities field with 5-8 years of full-time museum experience. Graduate degree may be earned concurrently with museum experience.

Position is not eligible for H1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with a masters degree or higher in Art History, Arts Management and Museum Studies with 5-8 years of full-time museum experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of museum experience and vision, a statement communicating an understanding of, and commitment to, cultural diversity and the ability to work with diverse individuals and groups, evidence of creative museum contributions (this may include peer-reviewed publications, internally produced reports, gallery guides, exhibition catalogs or links to virtual exhibitions and videos) to (AcP to insert PageUp link). The program will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application for final candidates. Inquiries can be addressed to Pepper Stetler at [email protected]

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin January 26, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time